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 30 DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—POLICIES FOR AUSTRALIAN FAMILIES

The House was informed that Mr Swan had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The Howard Government's failure to propose positive policies for Australian families due to its obsession with the politics of distraction".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Swan addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.